GLOW: Giving Light to Our World
Giving Light to Our World—GLOW—is an outreach initiative that originated in California, United States, but is now branching out to other world divisions. It’s based on the concept of church members distributing GLOW tracts—free of charge—at every opportunity. The tracts are currently being printed in 45 languages.
Here are two short stories from Germany and South Africa that depict lives touched by GLOW:
GERMANY: While traveling by train from Germany to the Czech Republic, a young church member met and had an enjoyable conversation with his former Czech language teacher. He gave her a copy of The Great Controversy in Czech, and a “Steps to Health” GLOW tract in German and Czech. She thanked him especially for the GLOW tracts and said that since they were already printed in both languages, she would plan to use them as translational course material for her next class.
SOUTH AFRICA: A couple living in South Africa were out shopping when the husband handed a young man a GLOW tract titled “Talking to God.” The young man looked at the tract and said, “I learned just this morning that my son has died.”
After expressing sympathy for his loss, the husband handed him another tract—the only one he had left—titled “Is There Hope After Death?” Both tracts were written in Afrikaans, the young man’s home language. The wife later called the encounter “a divine appointment.”
Stories are compiled by Pacific Union Conference, United States, GLOW director Nelson Ernst and International GLOW coordinator Kamil Metz. To learn more about GLOW, go to sdaglow.org. To watch video GLOW testimonies, go to vimeo.com/user13970741.